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Sunnyside police report shows thefts on the rise

It is the time of year, when Sunnyside police are seeing an increase in thefts.

Wednesday morning police received a report of a car wash money box being broken into for the cash. Quarters were removed from the machine in the 2100 block of East Yakima Valley Highway.

Police are also investigating a report of three individuals suspected of shoplifting from a local business as a team. The report originated from the 2600 block of East Lincoln Avenue last night. An adult male was arrested on outstanding warrants. An adult female was cited and released. The third member of the alleged team, a juvenile male, faces shoplifting charges. All three were issued trespass notices banning them from the business for one year, according to the report.

During the past 48 hours a theft was also reported to the Sunnyside Police Department from the 600 block of South Sixth Street, in which a set of head phones were taken.

A shoplifting report from the 200 block of Yakima Valley Highway resulted in a thief taking prescription drugs without paying for the item.

Officers also investigated a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1300 block of Upland Drive Tuesday, which later proved to be unfounded. Wednesday, police also investigated a vehicle theft from the 400 block of West South Hill Road. The car, a blue Chevrolet Aveo, was later recovered and two subjects were taken into custody in connection to the incident.

In other activity, police have investigated five suspicious circumstance reports, two business alarms, a report of harassment, three juvenile problem reports, two domestic violence reports, one disorderly conduct complaint, seven animal complaints and made four traffic stops.

Sunnyside officers also provided four agency assists, made four welfare checks, took one informational call, made three attempts to locate wanted individuals, served an arrest warrant and two court orders.

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